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Darrell Downey - Your driver and tour guide


Your Personal Guide

Five Star Taxi Tours is an extended Taxi Service provided by Darrell Downey, a Licensed Taxi Driver for the Halifax Regional Municipality of Halifax. He is a retired Veteran, after 29 years of service with the Regional Police. Darrell was born and raised in this beautiful Historical City of Halifax and it is his love of this city and its surrounding areas, as well as his life experiences, that make him THE PERFECT TOUR GUIDE.

Darrell has been involved in tours since 1999, starting as one of the founding directors of Halifax Taxi Tours. It was whilst working there that he realized his passion for going the extra mile for his clients, making sure that they really got the most enjoyable and memorable experience possible. It was this passion that led him to develop what is now his own unique Personal Narrated Tour. Integrity is everything to Darrell and that shows with his tours which require no deposit!

Darrell holds a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor and he has been certified by Tourism Nova Scotia, not to mention how all his clients love him!

Here are just some of the things that people are saying about Darrell and his tours.

Outstanding tour

We had a private 5 hour tour for 6 adults. Darryl was our guide. We asked for a custom tour to see the highlights of the area and that is just what we got. Darryl was outstanding. I would highly recommend this tour group to anyone. It was a wonderful day.

Entertaining and informative day

Darrell picked us up at our ship and the adventure began! We had 4 ladies join my husband and me and it was a blast. He is very knowledgable took us to a great diner for lunch, Peggy’s cove then Titanic cemetery. The tour was 5 hours and it could have been longer, but we had to get back to the ship! The van was clean and comfortable. I am glad we had a full car, made it really fun.

Fabulous tour

Having a private four hour tour of Halifax was fabulous. Darryl was very knowledgeable, took us to many interesting places, including the Titanic burial site. He made sure we saw all the beauty of Halifax. All 3 of us that it was well worth booking. He was waiting for us when we got off the cruise ship and the cost was very reasonable.

Darrell is wonderful

The best decision was to book with Darrell instead of going with the group tour offered by the cruise company. Darrell is very knowledgeable and gave us a great time by showing us interesting places. The best part of the tour was the cemetery where the Titanic victims were laid to rest. We went over the prescribed time, and Darrell did not charge us extra. Wonderful, person. You cannot go wrong if you go with Darrell.

Halifax with Darrell

There were 3 of us who took tour of Halifax and Peggy’s Cove. Darrell picked us up right off our ship. He was knowledgeable about the area, was funny, and made his tour interesting by adding personal tidbits, jokes, and little known facts. We plan to use Darrell again in the future. Private tour in comfort with friends. Darrell was great!

Informed and Adaptive

Darrell hosted a memorable day, and adapted his tour to our special interests in the urban design, history (cultural and military). Our thanks for your delightful tour!

Fun time with Darrell Halifax, NS

We decided to book a private tour with Darrell based on the reviews on Trip Advisor and cruise critic. We were 2 couples and had Darrell as our guide. He picked us up in a nice clean van which had plenty of room for the 4 of us.

Darrell is very informed and definitely knows the area. We were able to see Peggy’s cove, the Titanic graveyards, have a fantastic lobster lunch at Ryer’s, and still fit in time to see the city. It was very fun and informative. All in our party were glad we took a private tour. If you have the time, have your lobster lunch at Ryer’s, it was so fresh and yummy.

Great Day Out

We had a fun and entertaining day out with Darrell, our group of 6 were picked up from the cruise ship terminal in a mini van which was clean and comfortable. We saw the highlights of Halifax before heading to Peggy’s Cove and then stopped to see the Titanic headstones at the cemetery. Would highly recommend Darrell.

Great Tour!

Darrell punctually picked us up at our hotel as arranged and made our tour of Halifax and Peggy’s Cove memorable and fun. He is full of wonderful stories and information and stopped many times on route for photo ops. In fact, he wanted us to see the Christmas lights at night, and extended his time for no charge so that we could see them. While we waited for nightfall, he drove us around downtown Halifax, pointing out places of interest and going above and beyond his time. I would definitely recommend and most definitely use Darrell again when next in Halifax. Thanks Darrell!!!

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